Hide Sora notification

Try Sora - the student reading app, by OverDrive

Apple App Store
Google Play Store
  Main Nav
The Appearance of Annie van Sinderen
Cover of The Appearance of Annie van Sinderen
The Appearance of Annie van Sinderen
Lost Book of Salem Series, Book 3
Borrow Borrow
A haunting, contemporary love story from the New York Times bestselling author of ConversionIt's July in New York City, and aspiring filmmaker Wes Auckerman has just arrived to start his summer term at...
A haunting, contemporary love story from the New York Times bestselling author of ConversionIt's July in New York City, and aspiring filmmaker Wes Auckerman has just arrived to start his summer term at...
Available Formats-
  • OverDrive Read
  • EPUB eBook
Languages:-
Copies-
  • Available:
    1
  • Library copies:
    1

Recommended for you

 

Description-

  • A haunting, contemporary love story from the New York Times bestselling author of Conversion
    It's July in New York City, and aspiring filmmaker Wes Auckerman has just arrived to start his summer term at NYU. While shooting a séance at a psychic's in the East Village, he meets a mysterious, intoxicatingly beautiful girl named Annie.
    As they start spending time together, Wes finds himself falling for her, drawn to her rose-petal lips and her entrancing glow. There's just something about her that he can't put his finger on, something faraway and otherworldly that compels him to fall even deeper. Annie's from the city, and yet she seems just as out of place as Wes feels. Lost in the chaos of the busy city streets, she's been searching for something—a missing ring. And now Annie is running out of time and needs Wes's help. As they search together, Annie and Wes uncover secrets lurking around every corner, secrets that will reveal the truth of Annie's dark past.
    From the Hardcover edition.

Excerpts-

  • From the book Chapter 1

    I've been having trouble with time lately. But I must have been thinking about her even before Tyler said anything.

    "Would you tell her to sit down?" Tyler hisses.

    He's squinting through the eyepiece of the camera that we've signed out from the AV department supply closet. It's a 16 millimeter, so it's not like there was a waiting list or anything. I'm not even sure they'd notice if we forgot to bring it back. In fact, it's possible Tyler's not planning to bring it back. Pretty soon they're going to be collector's items. I wonder what one would go for on eBay? A lot, I bet.

    "What?" I whisper back.

    "Her. That girl. She's blocking the shot."

    "What girl?" I crane my neck, looking, and the hair on my arms rises. At first I don't see who he means. It's too crowded, and I'm too far back in the corner.

    "Her. Look."

    Tyler gestures for me to come look with an impatient crook of his finger.
    The room we're in is not much bigger than my bedroom back home, and crossing it without accidentally groping somebody is going to be tough. It's packed with, like, twenty people, all milling around and turning off their cell phones and moving folding chairs to get close to the table in the center. Red velvet curtains cover the walls. It should be bright, because the picture window faces the Bowery, but the window has a velvet curtain, too. Even the glass door to the town house's stairwell is taped over with black construction paper. There's a cash register on a counter off to the side, one of those antique ones that rings when the drawer opens. And there's a door to nowhere behind the cash register, behind a plastic potted plant. That's where Tyler's set up the tripod.

    The only light in the room comes from candles, making everything hazy. A few candles drip from sconces on the wall, too. Other than that, and a cheap Oriental carpet latticed with moth holes, there's not much going on.

    I don't know what Tyler thinks is going to happen. We're each supposed to make our own short film to screen in summer school workshop, and Tyler's determined to produce some masterpiece of filmic experimentation that will explode narrative convention and reframe visual media for a new generation. Or else he just thinks using Jurassic format will get him an easy A, I don't know.

    I pull the headphones off my ears and nest the boom mike against the wall behind where I'm standing, in the corner farthest from the door. I'm worried something's going to happen to the equipment and Tyler will find a way to make me pay for it, which I cannot under any circumstances afford. I'm disentangling myself from headphone cords and everything and accidentally bump the back of some woman's head with my elbow. She turns around in her seat and glares at me.

    Sorry, I mouth at her.

    I keep one eye on the microphone, as if staring hard at it will prevent it from falling over, as I edge around to where Tyler's waiting. The air in here has the gross, wet summer feeling of too many people all breathing in a room with no air-conditioning. My hair is slick with sweat. I can feel the dampness in my armpits, too, a fetid droplet trickling every so often down my side. I really hope I don't smell. I didn't start wearing deodorant 'til sophomore year of high school, when one of the coaches pulled me aside for a talk so mortifying I don't know if I'll ever get over it.

    It's a more diverse group than I'd expected in this room. Mom types in khakis, a couple of panhandler guys in army surplus jackets and weedy beards, a girl with tattoos snaking around her neck and straight 1950s bangs, and at least one guy in a suit, like a...

Reviews-

  • Publisher's Weekly

    Starred review from September 7, 2015
    Nineteen-year-old aspiring documentarian Wes Auckerman is days away from showing his short film at an NYU summer workshop when a strange girl appears during a friend's film shoot. Meanwhile, almost two centuries earlier, beautiful, coy Annatje "Annie" Van Sinderen is attempting to uncover the truth behind her father's canal business dealings, specifically the reason why the Brotherhood of the Luddites would label her father a "slavemonger." Oscillating between Wes and Annie's viewpoints, Howe (Conversion) cleverly blends Annie's story and Wes's infatuation with another enigmatic young woman—freegan, anarchistic Maddie—who proves to be much more than she seems. As Annie runs out of time to unlock the connections between her family and the Brotherhood, and Wes prepares for his film reveal, both make choices that will alter their futures. With aplomb, Howe captures the tricky distinctions of adolescence, especially the challenges in trusting one's inner voice. Annie's movements from past to present are hauntingly etched, creating an eeriness that lingers after the novel's romantic ending. Ages 12–up. Agent: Suzanne Gluck, William Morris Endeavor.

  • School Library Journal

    Starred review from September 1, 2015

    Gr 9 Up-Howe's latest is a tautly paced work that blends historical fiction, romance, and the supernatural. While spending the summer at New York University studying film, Wes becomes fascinated with an oddly dressed but hauntingly lovely girl. Annie, he eventually learns, is a ghost (though that word is never used), flickering between her time (1825) and his. The two attempt to figure out why Annie is here, as they begin to develop feelings for each other. Complicating matters is Maddie, a defiantly bohemian hipster whom Wes finds equally entrancing-and who's also a part of the puzzle. Though Howe employs a well-worn trope-the concept of a spirit who can't rest until a terrible wrong is rectified-she does so deftly, ratcheting up the tension as she switches between the protagonists' first-person perspectives and weaving in themes of class and privilege. While Wes and Annie are separated by nearly two centuries, Howe nails their voices-that of an insecure film student yearning to make his mark and of the upper-class young woman attempting to break free from a gilded cage-imbuing them with relatable turmoil and angst. The language is immediate and gripping, with a hint of sensuality; the surreal, eerie chapters told from Annie's understandably confused perspective contrast wonderfully with Wes's more straightforward sections, and Howe's exploration of New York City, both past and present, is spot on. VERDICT A thought-provoking, intelligent work of suspense that will resonate with fans of Adele Griffin's Tighter (Knopf, 2011) and Nova Ren Suma's The Walls Around Us (Algonquin, 2015).-Mahnaz Dar, School Library Journal

    Copyright 2015 School Library Journal, LLC Used with permission.

Title Information+

  • Publisher
    Penguin Young Readers Group
  • OverDrive Read
    Release date:
  • EPUB eBook
    Release date:

Digital Rights Information+

  • Copyright Protection (DRM) required by the Publisher may be applied to this title to limit or prohibit printing or copying. File sharing or redistribution is prohibited. Your rights to access this material expire at the end of the lending period. Please see Important Notice about Copyrighted Materials for terms applicable to this content.

You've reached your checkout limit.

Visit your Checkouts page to manage your titles.

Close

You already have this title checked out.

Want to go to your Checkouts?

Close

Recommendation Limit Reached.

You have reached the maximum number of titles you are allowed to recommend at this time. You can recommend up to 3 titles every 30 days.

Close

Sign in to recommend this title.

Recommend this title for your digital library.

Close

Enhanced Details:

Close
Close

Limited availability

Availability can change throughout the month based on the library's budget.

is available for days.

Once playback starts, you have hours to view the title.

Close

Permissions

Close

There are no copies of this issue left to borrow. Please try to borrow this title again when a new issue is released.

Close

The OverDrive Read format of this eBook has professional narration that plays while you read in your browser. Learn more here.

Close

Holds

Total holds:


Close

Restricted

Some format options have been disabled. You may see additional download options outside of this network.

Close

You've reached your library's checkout limit for digital titles.

To make room for more checkouts, you may be able to return titles from your Checkouts page.

Close

Excessive Checkout Limit Reached.

There have been too many titles checked out and returned by your account within a short period of time.

Try again in several days. If you are still not able to check out titles after 7 days, please contact Support.

Close

You have already checked out this title. To access it, return to your Checkouts page.

Close

This title is not available for your card type. If you think this is an error contact support.

Close

An unexpected error has occurred.

If this problem persists, please contact support.

Close

Close

NOTE: Barnes and Noble® may change this list of devices at any time.

Close
Recommend this title for your digital library
The Appearance of Annie van Sinderen
The Appearance of Annie van Sinderen
Lost Book of Salem Series, Book 3
Katherine Howe
Optional:
Close
Buy it now
and support our digital library!
The Appearance of Annie van Sinderen
The Appearance of Annie van Sinderen
Lost Book of Salem Series, Book 3
Katherine Howe
A portion of your purchase goes to support your digital library.
Close
Barnes & Noble Sign In |   Sign In

The first time you select “Send to NOOK,” you will be taken to a Barnes & Noble page to sign into (or create) your NOOK account. You should only have to sign into your NOOK account once to link it to your library account. After this one-time step, periodicals will be automatically sent to your NOOK account when you select "Send to NOOK."

You can read periodicals on any NOOK tablet or in the free NOOK reading app for iOS, Android or Windows 8.

Accept to ContinueCancel

Close

Renewing this title won't extend your lending period. Instead, it will let you borrow the title again immediately after your first lending period expires.

Close

You can't renew this title because there are holds on it. However, you can join the holds list and be notified when it becomes available for you to borrow again.

Close